Staff at SMS have been involved in many areas of research in microbiology, in particular rapid methods for the detection of microorganisms and toxins in food and water. We have participated in both government funded research programmes (MAFF, DEFRA, Scottish Government), and EU Framework Programme research. SMS can devise and run experimental protocols, and trial new methods “in the field” with wide access to real food, water and environmental samples. This is especially important in validation of new methods for regulatory approval.

Microbiology Research